Skyscraper animation posted, one year after initial announcement

Posted Monday, November 17, 2014 3:37 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The developer behind the Orlando "polercoaster" reveals the layout for the new ride prior to the start of IAAPA.

Monday, November 17, 2014 3:51 PM

Holy crap! Looks a little on the scary side...
That lower part is as long as some other coasters, ain't it? Good luck to them. What a project.

Monday, November 17, 2014 4:02 PM
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Monday, November 17, 2014 4:25 PM

Fireworks courtesy of Magic Kingdom.

Monday, November 17, 2014 5:40 PM
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Far more impressed after seeing this.

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Monday, November 17, 2014 5:54 PM

I never say never to a coaster, but...

Yeah, probably never. I can't imagine being ok with being that high up, taking a good long time to get there, leaning over the side, barrel rolling at that height, and then doing what appears to be a greater than 90-degree drop from a good 500 or so foot height. I could be talked into it, but getting on of my own made me nervous just watching the animation.

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Monday, November 17, 2014 7:50 PM
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Looks like fun.

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Monday, November 17, 2014 8:28 PM
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Holy cow, that looks amazing! I have to admit that I was completely underwhelmed by the original video, Which I'll post here to save you all the trouble:

That video made it look slow and boring, And I was thinking it would have to be trim braked before ever major element, ala Screaming Squirrel. But this new video has me eating my words. In fact, "Polercoaster 1 looks too intense for me" went through my head. I cannot wait to ride!

Monday, November 17, 2014 8:38 PM
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Not sure why I was expecting a slightly more impressive ride than we got on High Roller at Stratosphere (maybe a couple decent drops and *an* inversion). This blew my expectations AWAY.

Monday, November 17, 2014 9:12 PM
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I don't think the ride was designed until some time this year. The concept was there obviously, but the actual path certainly came later.

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Monday, November 17, 2014 9:56 PM

Those reverse banked curves at the top look utterly terrifying.

Monday, November 17, 2014 10:19 PM
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Certainly would be interesting if a car stalled somewhere. And yes, it can happen on just about any coaster. The main difference is most coasters have low points that aren't hundreds of feet in the air.

Monday, November 17, 2014 10:58 PM

By the time this gets built someone will have to lift me in and out of the cars. So I'm a little nervous about that.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:59 AM
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HOLY CRAP! This looks amazing!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 2:27 AM

Reminds me of a Euro Fighter on steroids. Looking forward to this.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 7:53 AM
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*Clutch the pearls* this looks amazing!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 9:04 AM
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RCMAC said:

By the time this gets built someone will have to lift me in and out of the cars. So I'm a little nervous about that.

Don't worry Mac, just get us there and Jeff, Adam and I will be sure to help!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 9:28 AM
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This looks way better than I could have imagined but I can't imagine it not being a migraine simulator with those off camber turns and OTSRs.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:22 AM

eightdotthree said:

I can't imagine it not being a migraine simulator with those off camber turns and OTSRs.

According to the video (at ~0:37) it looks like the restraints is vest-style, similar to the new B&M ones for example. Whether or not the video depicts an accurate vehicle/restraint is a different story

Last edited by jonnytips, Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:22 AM
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:33 AM

For some reason when I first read about this a year ago I pictured a ridiculously large Toboggan-like coaster, something that just spiraled down the tower, just to claim being 500' tall... Never did I imagine an actual coaster with elements that scared the crap out of me just by watching the rendering. My son (he's 5 and already loves coasters and parks) watched it with me and said "Daddy I don't want you to ride that because I want you to be safe!" Apparently 500' is where he draws the line.

Last edited by ShaneDenmark, Tuesday, November 18, 2014 5:02 PM

But then again, what do I know?


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